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Re: ISSUE-55: Re-enable @profile in HTML5 (draft 1)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:10:24 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD2F280.7050602@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2009, at 10:51, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>> ...
>>> By not using the same syntax for incompatible features. When you 
>>> design an extension feature, Google for your tentative syntax first 
>>> to see if others have used it already.
>>> ...
>>
>> I do not see how that scales.
> 
> 
> Alternatively, a would-be extender of the language could send email to 
> public-html or the whatwg list announcing the intent to occupy a piece 
> of syntax and allow for both peer review of the design and for potential 
> existing users of the syntax to speak up.
> 
> This doesn't need to scale to a huge number of extensions: Having a huge 
> number of extensions would be bad for interop, and we shouldn't be 
> designing for language extension dynamics that would harm interoperability.

We're back at the Distributed Extensibility discussion.

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 09:11:00 GMT

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